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Object-Oriented Frameworks for Network Programming
By Stephen D. Huston, Douglas C. Schmidt
Mar 28, 2003
Frameworks not only save money, but also improve the quality of your software. Check out how OO-frameworks can be applied to networked applications, while comparing them to other popular software development techniques.
Elliotte Rusty Harold's 10 Must-Have Technical Books
By Elliotte Rusty Harold
Mar 21, 2003
The Creator of the Cafe con Leche web site and author of such books as "The XML Bible," "XML in a Nutshell," and "Processing XML with Java" shares his favorite books. And not all of them are about XML.
Object-Relational Programming with DB2
By Susan Lawson
Feb 28, 2003
Explore some of the more powerful features of DB2's SQL language. Learn about the extended programming features, User-Defined Functions (UDFs), table functions, triggers, and user-defined data types (UDTs).
Object Engineering Techniques
By Richard T. Due
Aug 30, 2002
Object engineering employs the techniques of play script modeling, use case modeling, and class-responsibility-collaboration (CRC) modeling. This chapter presents some of the proven, practical techniques needed to capture requirements, involve the users in the development of the system, and apportion development work among team members.
Becoming a Software Developer Part 5: Creating Acceptance Tests from Use Cases
By Pete McBreen
May 10, 2002
As well as being a great input into our design activities, use cases are a fantastic aid to our quality assurance activities in that they provide the information we need to design acceptance test cases.
Becoming a Software Developer Part 4: Understanding Use Cases and Requirements
By Pete McBreen
May 1, 2002
Where do requirements come from? How can use cases help to record requirements? What does a good use case look like? What do I do with a use case once I have it?
Selecting and Setting Up an OO Project
By Alistair Cockburn
Mar 22, 2002
In this chapter from his book Surviving Object-Oriented Projects, Alistair Cockburn discusses selecting and setting up an OO project, including purpose, people, technology, and training.
Object Modeling: The Example Teaches
By Stephen R. Palmer
Mar 8, 2002
Working with a team building an object model recently, Steve Palmer was reminded of the power of a good example. In this article, he provides two related strategies for using examples to illustrate a class diagram.
Object Modeling — A New Beginning
By Stephen R. Palmer
Mar 1, 2002
In this article from The Coad Letter, editor Stephen Palmer provides a simple example of using color in object models - and takes it to almost absurd extremes.
Introduction to Objects, UML, and Java
By Bruce E. Wampler
Feb 22, 2002
This chapter from The Essence of Object-Oriented Programming with Java and UML explains how you can use object orientation, UML and Java to build well-designed systems that are robust and easy to maintain.
Wheels Within Wheels: Model Problems in Practice
By Kurt Wallnau
Feb 22, 2002
This article by Kurt Wallnau, provided courtesy of the Software Engineering Institute, covers how to put model problems into action by using the 3-Rs of design risk reduction in component-based systems: Realize model solutions, Reflect on their utility and risk, and Repair the risks.
Designing Objects with Business Rule Checking
By Jill Nicola
Feb 1, 2002
Business rule checking should be a fundamental part of any object’s class implementation. This article by Jill Nicola discusses approaches for providing it.
Object Inheritance: Definition, Uses, and Motivations
By Mike Abney
Feb 1, 2002
Often, the best ideas are old ones. In this article, Mike Abney explores the usefulness of “object inheritance,” which is a method of defining objects that inherit much of their state from other objects. Brief examples are provided in Java.
Object Think: A Perspective on Objects
By Mike Abney
Feb 1, 2002
How can a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich explain a concept such as object think? Read this article by Mike Abney, excerpted from his book Streamlined Object Modeling: Patterns, Rules, and Implementation.
Effective Business Object Modeling
By Mike Abney, Mark Mayfield, Jill Nicola
Dec 6, 2001
Object modeling is not just for programmers and analysts. It is also a very effective tool for communicating with clients, as discussed in this excerpt from Jill Nicola’s book, Streamlined Object Modeling.
Enforcing Business Rules with Objects
By Mike Abney, Mark Mayfield, Jill Nicola
Dec 6, 2001
This article introduces a pattern-based rules methodology that includes proactive rules checking, a categorization scheme for business rules, and strategies for mapping business rules to patterns.
How to Find Business Objects
By Mike Abney, Mark Mayfield, Jill Nicola
Dec 6, 2001
Finding objects is easy if you know how and where to look for them. How to find business objects is discussed in this excerpt from Jill Nicola’s book, Streamlined Object Modeling.
Introduction to UML for Database Design
By Robert A. Maksimchuk, Eric J. Naiburg
Nov 9, 2001
With the ability of UML to design so many different visual models, you can encompass an entire application and database design using a single language that can be understood by business analysts, software developers, and database teams.
Objects and the Enterprise (Part 1 of 2): The Secrets of Distributed Enterprise Programming
By Cooper Smith
Nov 2, 2001
Cooper Smith's 10-minute history of software programming explains why every IT professional should understand objects.
Objects and the Enterprise (Part 2 of 2): The Network Is the Message
By Cooper Smith
Nov 2, 2001
To move from procedural programming to object-oriented programming (OOP), says Cooper Smith, just change your thinking from "I build programs" to "I write classes."

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